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It’s already September, which means the holidays will be here in no time! Before you get caught up in the festivities, make sure to book your holiday mini-session with us. There is nothing your sweet Auntie would want more for the holidays than new pictures of YOU, and do we even have to tell you how many compliments you will get on your beautiful, press printed holiday cards? We have put together some amazing packages this year that we know you will love. To top it off, we are even running a promotion when you book by September 30th! Without further ado, here are the details: Each session is 30 minutes, will take place anywhere within the greater Long Beach area, and can include up to 6 people. When you book online, use the promo code 25OFF to pay just $75 for your session fee. Be sure to check out the mini-session packages to view the full details and products available! To sign up for your session, please fill out Read More

Photojournalism

There is nothing  better than enjoying fresh veggies and produce that come straight from the fields of a farm, right? If thought that wasn’t possible in Southern California, it is actually quite easy. We recently went on a photo shoot to Farm Lot 59 also known as Farm Lot 59, a 1-acre bio-intensive mini farm located at 2714 California Ave., in Long Beach, where we captured these great shots. Not your ordinary place to shop for produce, veggies and more,  Farm Lot 59 offers organic fruits, vegetables and flowers, and eggs and honey directly from the farm. They grow everything using organic and bio-dynamic principles, and focus on soil health to keep all of the plants and animals happy and healthy. When you purchase directly from the farm you are also supporting Farm Lot 59’s  farming efforts and helping to create jobs. Everything sold at the location is organic, pesticide-free and considered “good for the body and soul.” At Farm Lot 59 there Read More

Weddings

After newly married Uri & Thania said their heartfelt vows to one another  in front of their friends and family, it was time to party, and party they did. But the wedding party and guests didn’t have to go far! They continued their festivities at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club right after the ceremony where you can see through the photos here that everyone clearly had a wonderful time. Prior to the couple taking their first dance floor together as newlyweds, we made sure to grab some spectacular shots of just them – in our opinion, the MOST IMPORTANT time to capture images. Why you ask? Well, because those are the images that will hang on our couple’s walls for many years to come. Once inside the reception area there was dancing, singing, speeches, the cutting and feeding of the cake, and the tossing of the garter and bouquet, too. Just by looking at the photos you can feel the love from not only Uri & Thania but Read More

Weddings

Choosing the right venue for a wedding can be a difficult task for the bride and groom since there are so many options, but this local couple did it right when they opted for the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. Thania and Uri decided on the beautiful club as the place where they would say their vows and then celebrate with friends and family afterward. A mere 18 minutes from busy downtown Los Angeles, at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club it’s easy to feel like you’ve escaped to a mountain resort. With its magnificent views in every direction, LCFCC is considered to be one of the most complete, family-friendly private clubs in all of Southern California. The banquet rooms in the mid-century clubhouse hold up to 300 guests for ceremony and reception. The floor-to-ceiling windows in each of these rooms provides guests the magical feeling of being outdoors but in a comfortable atmosphere. We wanted to capture Thania and Uri’s Read More

EventsPhotojournalism

Besides football and soccer, one of the fastest growing sports is roller derby being played in the greater LA and Long Beach areas. We recently had the opportunity to shoot some action photos of a few of the teams competing. As you can see from these shots, these girls definitely mean business! Check out some of their names to see what we are talking about: “Rancho Sancha,” “Ida Capitate,” “Legs,” “Block Lobster,” “Vice Versa,” “Buster Chassis” and “Kiwi Herman.” And those are only a handful from one of the teams. Not only do these ladies play to win, they sport some interesting team outfits, too like leopard embellished knee pads and short, shorts. Besides the fun names and the colorful attire, some fast facts if you didn’t know already, roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members’ roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups (“jams”) Read More

Engagements

Whoever said three is a crowd probably never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Penguin. The black and white stuffed animal in the photos belongs to Brooke and Kevin, two very funny Long Beach natives who shared him with me for their photo engagement session in their hometown. The couple decided they wanted to keep the shoot close to home which proved great because we went to some wonderful places including a visit to a beautiful California State University, Long Beach property (top secret), frolicked through some colorful fields, got close to nature, and ended the day at the Belmont Pier right before sunset. It’s rare that we meet two such down to earth people who made us laugh throughout the day, their humor is definitely contagious. During our time together they were like two teenagers totally in love: playful, happy, and casual. They even opted to were jeans rather than get dressed up so they could be comfortable and carefree. Not Read More

PortraitsWeddings

Just because you elope doesn’t mean you have to skip having any photos snapped. Traci & Jeremy may have decided to bypass a big wedding for eloping and later hosting a small reception, but they still wanted to capture those special moments to remember forever. They booked us for that very reason, to take some formal bride and groom portraiture at Point Fermin Park and its historic lighthouse in San Pedro, and in front of the downtown Long Beach skyline after they had previously tied the knot. The young couple couldn’t have been happier to slip back into their wedding attire and have some fun during our all-day and evening shoot. As a result, we got some great photos of them embracing, sharing longing gazes, dancing under the sunset, and showing everyone how much in love they are. The locations they chose were perfect: Point Fermin Park in San Pedro consists of 37 landscaped acres of tree-shaded lawns, sheltered pergolas, colorful Read More

Engagements

The look of love is easy to capture on film when you have a couple like Jon and Alexis – especially when the backdrop is breathtaking Laguna Beach, California. With its picturesque  surroundings at almost every corner – from its winding side streets and world class resorts such as the Montage  to its sandy shores – this city with a European flair oozes with romance.  And endless places to photograph. Being new to California, Jon and Alexis took a leap of faith when they agreed to our suggestion of shooting in Laguna. They enjoyed the images we captured so much, they asked us to shoot their spring 2015 wedding in the Sunshine State, Florida. It will be held at The Strand in Naples, a truly gorgeous Floridian Country Club. On this photo adventure, the couple enjoyed long walks along the breathtaking Montage shoreline, trekking and braving giant rock formations, strolling around quaint downtown, and finally taking a respite on a sidewalk bench after so much fun.  They are a lovely couple who Read More